Diane Lucas grew up exploring the bush in New South Wales but has spent many years of her life in Northern Australia after moving to Kakadu in her late twenties. There she worked as a school teacher on an Aboriginal outstation and in turn was taught many things about the bush.
From 1991 to 1996 Diane worked on a research project documenting traditional resources on the South Alligator River floodplain and surrounds, in Kakadu.
She now lives only two hours from Kakadu, with her husband and two children. They travel around in northern Australia doing botanical and fire ecology work. Diane is inspired by the bush and finds she does much of her writing as she travels. Diane maintains a strong relationship with the people and country in Kakadu, and it was with their help that she wrote her first children’s book Walking with the Seasons in Kakadu.